With your gift to Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima, you invest in the health and well-being of your family, friends and neighbors close to home and throughout our community. We’ll help to increase the impact of your giving so you can make even more of a difference. You’ll become a partner in Ohio’s largest health system, with the stability and innovative spirit to ensure that your giving leaves a legacy.
You can trust that your dollars are put to good use by a reliable partner and a gracious steward. You’ll have the opportunity to develop relationships with other faith-driven philanthropists. And you’ll experience the inspiration and joy that comes with giving, because “God loves a cheerful giver.”
We’re grateful for your generosity and caring. On behalf of all those who will benefit from your gift, thank you!
Cash and Pledges
The simplest way to contribute is through a gift of cash, check or credit card. You can also set up recurring donations to be automatically deducted monthly from your bank account or credit card. A pledge allows you to commit a gift that you can pay in installments over a period of time.
Charitable donations can always be directed to a specific program, initiative, or capital campaign.
Online gifts can be made via credit card by clicking on the "Give Today" button above.
Donations may be mailed to:
Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima
730 W. Market Street
Lima, OH 45801
Gifts of Stock/Securities
Donating appreciated stocks or other securities to Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima is an ideal gift option, making it likely that you can deduct the fair market value of the gift and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation. To transfer a gift of stock, please call (419) 226-9113.
Legacy & Estate Giving
Do you ever think of how you would like to be remembered? People and families in need struggle every day with illness, disease and injuries that go untreated simply because they cannot afford healthcare. But you can make a real difference in these lives and make it your legacy. To learn more about making an impact through your estate planning, click here.
A gift designated in your will or estate plan provides a philanthropic donation for Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima and the healthcare programs it supports. You can establish a trust or create a life income gift that will benefit our healthcare ministry and you or your heirs. You may bequeath property or cash or a percentage of your estate. You may also designate the purpose for which you would like your gift used.
Other examples of simple planned gift options:
Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA)
Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)
Life insurance policy
To discuss a bequest or planned gift or to notify Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima of a gift already in your will, please call us at (419) 226-9113.
Memorial / Tribute Gifts
In memory of a cherished loved one, you can designate a donation to any area / fund. Acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to you and to the person you designate.
You may make a special gift in honor of a special person. It is a unique and meaningful way to recognize a significant person in your life. Tribute gifts may also be made to honor and recognize a physician, nurse or staff member who made a difference in your care or the care of a loved one.
We are eager to discuss your giving options and ways your philanthropic support may benefit you, Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima and those we serve. Please contact us at (419) 226-9113.
We invite you to be recognized in the Mercy Club.
The Mercy Club was established in 1978 by the Annual Support Committee of Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima to recognize friends and supporters of the Medical Center. Membership is based on annual gifts as follows:
· Mercy Club $100 - $199 Annually
· Bronze Mercy Club $200 - $299 Annually
· Silver Mercy Club $300- $399 Annually
· Gold Mercy Club $400 - $499 Annually
· Good Samaritan Club $500 - $999 Annually
· Emerald Club $1,000+ Annually
· Business Honor Roll $1,000+ Annually
Catherine McAuley Circle
The “Catherine McAuley Circle” was named after Mother Catherine McAuley, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy who sponsored St. Rita’s Medical Center. It was established by Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima Planned Giving Committee in 1979 to recognize and honor all who have remembered St. Rita’s in their will or have arranged another type of planned gift.
The Catherine McAuley Circle offers St. Rita’s Medical Center and the Foundation the opportunity to honor and recognize individuals for your very special gift.
· Your name will be listed on the Catherine McAuley Circle plaque located on the Wall of Honor in the main lobby of the Medical Center.
· Your name will also be published in the medical center’s quarterly publication, RitaScope.
· In addition, you will receive invitations to special events and programs sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima throughout the year.
Your gift makes lives better and communities stronger. Thank you! To discuss your interests and learn more about giving options, please call (419) 226-9113.